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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
The Orioles were schooled Sunday afternoon in an 11-1 rout at Camden Yards by an Oakland Athletics team that boasts the best record in the American League. And if this series were a barometer to gauge where the Orioles measured up against the high-flying Athletics, the test ended in ugly fashion. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was wildly inefficient, lasting just 2 1/3 innings. He left his shortest outing of the season after giving up six runs in the third inning. The Orioles issued a season-high 11 walks, the most they've allowed in nearly six years.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
The Oakland Athletics released former Orioles closer Jim Johnson on Friday, which means that any club will be able to sign him at just the prorated portion of the minimum major league salary soon. Chances are, that club will be the Orioles, who dealt Johnson to the A's to avoid a big arbitration payday. But there is some question as to exactly when he will be available to sign, so manager Buck Showalter was hesitant to talk about him during Friday's pregame news briefing. “He still has a day or two, as I understand it, and some things he has to clear before he becomes public fodder to talk about,” Showalter said, “so I don't think that's there yet, from what I've been told.” Johnson was designated for assignment July 24, after a rocky tenure with the A's in which he struggled from the start and quickly lost his closer role.
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July 22, 1991
BASEBALLAmerican League* Boston Red Sox -- Waived Mike Marshall (first baseman-outfielder) for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Recalled Dana Kiecker (pitcher) from Pawtucket of the International League.* Oakland Athletics -- Placed Mike Moore (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Scott Hemond (infielder) from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Orioles hope to escape O.co Coliseum with a series win in Sunday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics. Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who held Oakland to one run and four hits in a career-high seven innings June 7 at Camden Yards, takes the mound for the Orioles on Sunday. He is 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA in two road starts this season. Right-hander Sonny Gray will start for the Athletics. He is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA over his last five starts. He allowed five runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings June 7 against the Orioles.
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June 5, 2009
METS@NATIONALS 7 p.m. [MASN] While you wait for the Orioles' game against the Oakland Athletics (10 p.m., MASN), whet your appetite with this National League East contest. Washington, against which Randy Johnson picked up his 300th win Thursday, is roughly 300 games out of first place.
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April 21, 1991
BaseballOakland Athletics -- Optioned P Reggie Harris (0-0, 12.00 ERA) to Class AAA Tacoma. Recalled IF Fred Manrique from Tacoma.BasketballCleveland Cavaliers -- Placed C Brad Daugherty on injured list. Activated C Milos Babic.HockeyWashington Capitals -- Recalled G Jim Hrivnak from Baltimore (AHL).
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April 12, 1991
BASEBALL (AL) * Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed Candy Maldonado (outfielder) on the 15-day disabled list. Called up Don August (pitcher) from Denver of the American Association.* Oakland Athletics -- Placed Gene Nelson and Eric Show (pitchers) on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Reggie Harris and Joe Slusarski (pitchers) from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.
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April 22, 1991
BASEBALL zzzzzzzzzzeague * Oakland Athletics -- Placed Rickey Henderson (outfielder) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 12. Optioned Reggie Harris (pitcher) to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. Recalled Fred Manrique (infielder) and Brad Komminsk (outfielder) from Tacoma.National League * Chicago Cubs -- Placed Danny Jackson (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list. Activated Hector Villanueva (catcher) from the 15-day disabled list.
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February 24, 2011
April 2, 1976: The Orioles acquired Reggie Jackson along with Billy Van Bommell and Ken Holtzman from the Oakland Athletics for Don Baylor, Paul Mitchell and Mike Torrez.
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June 15, 1992
Auto racingNASCAR -- Announced that angle of spoilers on Winston Cup cars will be changed from 35 degrees to 45 degrees starting with July 4 race in Daytona, Fla.BaseballDetroit Tigers -- Placed OF Mark Carreon on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Called up P Buddy Groom from Triple-A Toledo.G; Oakland Athletics -- Activated P Bob Welch from the DL.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - A day after blowing his third save opportunity of the season in a 5-4, walk-off loss Friday to the Oakland Athletics, Orioles closer Zach Britton wanted to get back on the mound as soon as possible. “I hope we either have a huge lead or I have to opportunity to be out there,” Britton said. “I think the one thing about being a reliever is that you're able to turn the page much quicker. You understand it's one bad inning, and you just kind of move on. You make adjustments, and if the same situation comes in, you know how to attack it differently than I did last night.” Britton failed to retire a batter in the ninth inning, and Oakland won on Josh Donaldson's three-run homer to center field.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif.  -- When the Orioles open the second half Friday at the O.co Coliseum, it also marks third baseman Manny Machado's first game against the Oakland Athletics since June 8, when he was ejected for tossing his bat, an incident that led to a five-game suspension and heavy criticism from Oakland players. Machado said he has moved on from the incident, but it will be the first time he will be on the field with A's who criticized Machado's actions following the bat toss and Machado's confrontation with third baseman Josh Donaldson for what he thought was a hard tag. “It's something that's just part of baseball,” Machado said following the Orioles' team workout Thursday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half of this season. It took some rigid discipline - limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year - in order to preserve him for the stretch run. It also included some unpopular roster moves as the right-hander shuttled back and forth to the minor leagues. When the Orioles needed an extra relief pitcher, Gausman usually was the player sent to manager Buck Showalter's office to be told he was being optioned.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
As Manny Machado appealed the five-game suspension he received Tuesday for throwing his bat in Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles prepared for life without the third baseman - regardless of whether the punishment is reduced - as well as attempting to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen again. Machado said he hopes he can reduce the suspension, which was handed down by Major League Baseball on Tuesday afternoon along with an undisclosed fine, through the appeal process.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Manny Machado was given the opportunity to speak to his team in a meeting before Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Like he has now done publicly, the Orioles third baseman apologized. “Today, with the meeting, we just got to get focused, get back on track and get back to what we need to do,” Machado said after Monday's 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. “You go up there and say what you are feeling. I went up there and apologized to everybody here.” Machado earned national scrutiny for three incidents in the series against the Oakland Athletics over the weekend.  In the series opener Friday, he took objection to a tag by third baseman Josh Donaldson and started an argument that resulted in the benches clearing.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Nobody around here is going to throw Manny Machado under the team bus for letting his emotions get the best of him over the weekend against the Oakland Athletics. Before judging him too harshly for Sunday's bat-flinging fiasco, it's important to remember that he's just a kid and he has heretofore been a solid young citizen. He's probably going to get a few unpaid vacation days for throwing his bat down the third-base line after a couple of inside pitches from Athletics reliever Fernando Abad.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Sunday's Orioles-Athletics game was ugly enough before Manny Machado put himself in the spotlight, when the Orioles' star third baseman's bat ended up flying past the Oakland third baseman after two straight inside pitches . Machado and Oakland reliever Fernando Abad were both ejected, but most of the attention is on Machado - and it's not positive attention. Here's what they're saying in the national media about Manny Machado's day on Sunday, and what the consequences should be: ** David Schoenfeld of ESPN.com believes Machado must be suspended , and for at least five games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Even to the most die-hard Orioles fan -- even the ones most blinded by the darkest orange-and-black colored shades -- Manny Machado's bat fling on Sunday afternoon had to seem a little weird. Machado said after the Orioles' 11-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics that his bat left his grasp and twirled down the third-base line in play unintentionally . But when you look at the play, Machado swung the bat nowhere close to the pitch low and inside. His swing also was extremely late.
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